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Taoism

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  • Foundations of Theory for Ancient Chinese Medicineby Guohui Liu; Charles Buck

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    Discussion of Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun) and contemporary texts of ancient China form the bedrock of modern Chinese medicine practice, yet these classic texts contain many concepts that are either hard to understand or confusing. Based on over thirty years' medical practice, and study of the texts, this book explains the concepts involved so that... more...

  • White Moon on the Mountain Peakby Damo Mitchell; Jason Gregory

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Explaining the process and energetics of Daoist internal alchemy, the author describes in detail the practice of Nei Dan, the alchemical firing practice of Daoism that has until very recently been a closely guarded secret.Drawing together a huge amount of esoteric material on the hidden aspects of Daoist practice, he presents theory and practice coherently... more...

  • Great Clarityby Fabrizio Pregadio

    Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 67.50

    A study of the religious aspects of Chinese alchemy and its relation to the Taoist traditions of the early medieval period. more...

  • The Activist's Tao Te Chingby William Martin

    New World Library 2016; US$ 14.00

    Powerful inspiration for social change from a seasoned interpreter of ancient Taoist philosophy. more...

  • Asian Traditions of Meditationby Halvor Eifring; Edwin F. Bryant; Madhu Khanna; Johannes Bronkhorst; Kristina Myrvold; Sarah Shaw; Geoffrey Samuel; Morten Schlutter; Harold D. Roth; Masaya Mabuchi; Are Holen

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Meditation has flourished in different parts of the world ever since the foundations of the great civilizations were laid. It played a vital role in the formation of Asian cultures that trace much of their heritage to ancient India and China. This volume brings together for the first time studies of the major traditions of Asian meditation as well... more...

  • Ba Zi - The Four Pillars of Destinyby Serge Augier

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 15.14

    BaZi (Chinese astrology) is the key to understanding your own character and the characters of others. This book explains how it works and how to draw up and interpret a basic chart. Detailed and practical information is given on the strengths and weaknesses of each character type and how these affect your everyday interactions. more...

  • The Tao of the Westby J.J. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western inspiration in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, ecology... more...

  • Daoism in Historyby Benjamin Penny

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Over the last decade there has been a marked increase in the study of Daoism especially in Japan, China and the West, with a new generation of scholars broadening our understanding of the religion. Including contributions from the foremost scholars in the field,  Daoism in History  presents new and important research. These essays honour one of the... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Taoismby Fabrizio Pregadio

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 360.00

    The Encyclopedia of Taoism provides comprehensive coverage of Taoist religion, thought and history, reflecting the current state of Taoist scholarship. Taoist studies have progressed beyond any expectation in recent years. Researchers in a number of languages have investigated topics virtually unknown only a few years previously, while others have... more...

  • To Live as Long as Heaven and Earthby Robert F. Campany

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 100.00 US$ 80.00

    In late classical and early medieval China, ascetics strove to become transcendents--deathless beings with supernormal powers. Practitioners developed dietetic, alchemical, meditative, gymnastic, sexual, and medicinal disciplines (some of which are still practiced today) to perfect themselves and thus transcend death. Narratives of their achievements... more...